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Memorable Manitobans: Walter Thomas Gough (1863-1947)

Educator.

Born at London, England in 1863, he came to Canada and received BA and MA degrees from the University of Manitoba. He taught at Balmoral School (1889) and at schools at St. Andrews (Manitoba) and Prince Albert (Saskatchewan). He was a teacher at Carman School when, in 1909, he moved to Winnipeg as the Principal of King Edward School, from which he retired in 1937. On 23 December 1890, he married Jennie Lillian Gough (1870-1948) at Woodlands. They had a daughter Harriet Lillian Gough (1893-1930). He died suddenly, on 27 June 1947, and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Sources:

Marriage registration [Walter Thomas Gough, Jane Lily Stewart], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Retired school principal dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 June 1947, page 15.

Death registrations [Harriet Lyllian Gough, Jennie Lillian Gough], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Winnipeg School Days, 1871-1950 by W. G. Pearce, Winnipeg School Division, Education Resource Centre.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 October 2022

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